did you fall

asleep with the book over your face and the light left on

your hand stopping to rest on top of your head your elbow locked up in the air

until it falls

and wakes you and finally you reach to turn out the light

head down resting on the seat back of the 2C bus after 1 am

you so tired so so tired

so hard worked n now done gone

fragile human

shift worked

deep breaths

fast asleep bouncing down Franklin Ave

fragile human

deep breaths

shivering in the falling snow at 4 am

your memories of her body soft n smooth n warm against you

your head bobbing against the tower head

it was only a little after 9 pm and you were falling asleep at the bar

fragile dreams to the beat of the moon n the sun

bouncing down Franklin Ave